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    Hello All,

    On 15-2-1942, the crew of Hampden I L6020, had to abandon their aircraft. Bill Chorley in BCL7OTU/100, names the pilot as F/O P Chinn. The other crew members are unnamed (I'm working on them).

    Could the P/O P Chinn referred to by Chorley, be the same F/Lt Peter Chinn that was killed in the crash of Avro York I MW126, that also took the life of ACM Leigh-Mallory, his wife and seven others, on 14-11-1944?

    After The Battle No.39*, refers to Chinn as L-M's Personal Assistant, 2nd pilot of MW126 and an ex-operational pilot in No.2 Group.

    Any help appreciated.

    Col.

    * The Death of Leigh-Mallory. Denis C. Bateman. pp.1-25.
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    Col,
    F/Lt Peter Chinn 107984 who was killed on MW126, was promoted from
    F/Sgt to P/O on Sept 1st 41,
    P/O to F/O on 1st Sept 42
    and F/O to F/Lt on 1st Sept 43,
    is this of any help, being that the P Chinn on Hampden L6020 was already a F/O in Feb 42.
    Alan.

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    Hi Alan,

    I did check the LG, before I dived in! 1293567 Peter CHINN (107984).

    But is he the same Chinn?

    Thanks mate,

    Col.

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    Hi Col,
    What i was getting at, is that the Chinn in the Hampden was a F/O already at 14 OTU, whereas the other Chinn (107984) was only a P/O during the same period,
    Alan.

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    Alan,

    Wilco!

    Col.

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    Alan/Col,
    What means that CHINN on Hampden L6020 and York MW126 are one and same ?
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hello Henk,

    I am trying to determine if the P/O P Chinn that baled out of Hampden I L6020 on 15-2-1942, is the same F/LT Peter Chinn that was killed in the crash of Avro York I MW126, on 14-11-1944.

    Col.

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    Don't want to be picky but I think you will find L6020 was Hereford I

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    Col,
    Forget everything i posted before, i must be going round the twist, just noticed that the Chinn in Feb 42 was indeed a P/O and not a F/O as i for some unknown reason thought,and therefore a good candidate for your theory of them being the same man. Should have gone to Specsavers, as the advert says.
    Cheers......Alan.

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    Hi Paul,

    L6020 came off the production line as a Hereford I, but was converted to a Hampden I.

    Col.

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